Soddy Daisy, Tennessee 37379


Standefer Farms

from our farm to your table

Why grass fed

Our Herd Standards


NO Animal By-Products

NO Corn

NO Soy

NO Grains

NO Hormones

NO Steroids

NO Preservatives


NO Pesticides

NO Fertilizers

NO Synthetic Contaminants

Why Grass Fed?

Consumers have a couple options when buying beef.... Grass Fed or CAFO

CAFO:  A concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO), as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an animal feeding operation(AFO)—a farm in which animals are raised in confinement.

CAFO diet primarily consists of grains, corn, and soy.

CAFO beef is high in omega-6s, a polyunsaturated fat brought on by stress in the animal’s environment. Which can give your body a crappy dose of inflammation.

CAFO beef uses antibiotics not only to fight infection, but to promote unhealthy weight gain. Growth hormones are used to speed up the growth process. Which totally lowers CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)


The natural diet for cattle, is GRASS. When left to feed on grass-only diets, levels of CLA are three to five times more than those fed grain-based diets. And that’s just the start.


  1. Lower in total fat
  2. Higher in beta-carotene
  3. Higher in vitamin E
  4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
  5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
  6. Higher in total omega-3s
  7. A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids 
  8. Higher in CLA a potential cancer fighter
  9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
  10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease


Has HIGH levels of CLA, they are known to fight cancer cells, reduce clogged arteries,reduce body fat, and delay the onset of diabetes.

Grass Fed Beef has High levels of CLA

CLA  (conjugated linoleic acid)  is a potent ally for combating the following: 

Studies show that as little as 0.5 percent CLA in your diet could reduce tumors by over 50%,  Including the following types of cancer:  Breast, Colorectal, Lung, Skin, and Stomach.

Individuals get asthma when they produce much higher levels of leukotrienes. Leukotrienes are produced when the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase (5-lipox) acts on a particular fat called arachidonic acid (AA).  CLA helps fight 5-lipox and AA inflammation without harming your arteries. CLA does this by converting inside your body to both DHA and EPA, both of which have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. 

Cardiovascular disease 

High blood pressure 

High cholesterol and triglycerides 


Insulin resistance
CLA’s actions mimic the effect of synthetic diabetic drugs. Testing on mice with type 2 diabetes has shown CLA to improve insulin action and reduce circulating glucose. Even better, the early results from human trials are just as positive when consuming CLA for longer than eight weeks. 


Immune system invaders 

Food-induced allergic reactions 

Body Composition:  Studies show that CLA reduces body fat while preserving muscle tissue, and may also increase your metabolic rate.        

Since CLA cannot be manufactured in the human body, you must get it by consuming high-quality dietary sources such as GRASS FED BEEF.